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The Signs of a Gambling Addiction

Posted by Prelude on Jan 18, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Today, gambling is more accessible than ever. With online clubs and smart phone or tablet applications, gambling is always only a few swipes on your touchscreen away. Recreational gambling is usually done as a social activity with family, friends or colleagues. But something that is recreational can turn into a problem if you aren’t careful.

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Q&A: Substance AbuseTreatment and Recovery

Posted by Prelude on Jan 15, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Have questions about treatment? Want answers on addiction?

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Topics: Addicton, Recovery

To Children of Substance Abusers: You Didn't Create This Problem

Posted by Prelude on Jan 4, 2016 9:13:00 AM

To children of substance abusers: you did not create this problem.

You may be having difficulty handling some of your concerns about living with a person who abuses alcohol or drugs. Where the person is your mom, dad, grandparent, brother, or sister, it is important that you talk about your problems, fears, and concerns with people who are understanding and sympathetic.

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How Addiction Can Affect An Entire Community

Posted by Prelude on Nov 6, 2015 1:18:41 PM

When you’re dealing with addiction, it can feel like you’re stranded on an island. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. Help is out there, and you can get it simply by reaching out. Friends, family and treatment facilities are there to help.  They always will be. And, to be honest, it will probably surprise you just how much support you actually have. It’s just that right now in this moment, you may not be able to see it.  

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Topics: Addicton, Prelude

Stop Punishing. Seek Help.

Posted by Prelude on Oct 30, 2015 2:36:41 PM

Why you shouldn’t punish your addicted child.

It’s a bad dream you wish you could just wake up from.  Unfortunately, for parents dealing with addicted kids, it’s a nightmare reality where pinching yourself doesn’t help you escape.  It’s a cold, hard truth.  Your loved one is abusing drugs and/or alcohol.

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Topics: Addicton, Recovery

Coming to Terms with Your Addiction.

Posted by Prelude on Oct 15, 2015 9:38:00 AM

You’ve been denying it for a while now. You’ve lost great relationships because of your substance use. You may have even lost your job and your home. There’s no more ignoring it. Your addiction has taken control of your life. What was once important to you is no longer the priority. The good news is you have the power to take your life back from your addiction. By coming to terms with your problem, you can get help and begin your road to recovery.

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Topics: Addicton, Recovery

What are my Options for Getting Help with Prescription Drug Abuse?

Posted by Prelude on May 28, 2015 1:36:00 PM

If prescription drugs are taking over your life, there is hope. Some days, it might not seem like there is any. But, rest assured, there is someone out there who is waiting for you to seek the help you’ve been looking for—and deserve. 

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How to Talk to Someone About Their Abuse of Alcohol and Drugs

Posted by Prelude on Apr 15, 2015 2:55:00 PM

Drop a pebble into a pool of water and witness the ripple effect the small stone creates.  Much like that pebble, the emotional and sometimes physical effects of addiction ripples out far beyond the person who has the problem. It affects their spouses, children, friends, and other relationships. Eventually, substance abuse ripples out into our communities.

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Partying or Problem: 5 Ways to Know That Your Drinking is Out of Control

Posted by Prelude on Mar 30, 2015 10:34:00 AM

It’s morning and once again you find yourself feeling sick, unsure about events last night, and frustrated about relationships with those closest to you.  Your boss seems distant, finances are getting tight and you can’t seem to find a way for things to improve.

Your solution: try another night out on the town and hope to forget your troubles.

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Topics: Addicton

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At Prelude, we work tirelessly to improve the lives of individuals, their families, and members of their communities.

From prevention to intensive residential care, Prelude offers a range of services to help you and your loved one lead a full, productive life.  Prelude Behavioral Services has been providing comprehensive services since 1969. We are committed to serving hard-to-reach and disenfranchised populations and to breaking down barriers that hinder access to behavioral health care for all Iowans.

 

 

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